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Transpartisan Review Blog #51

Taco Trucks at Every Mosque Americans Embrace Diversity Locally Transpartisan Note #51 by A. Lawrence Chickering and James S. Turner ‘Taco Trucks at Every Mosque’ is a celebration of breaking of the fast (iftar) during the month of Ramadan by Orange County, California, Muslim and Latino community members. It took place June 15th at

Transpartisan Review Blog #50

Transpartisan Europe: A Tale of Two Countries Transpartisan Note #50 by A. Lawrence Chickering and James S. Turner "In office, but not in power,” headlined The Telegraph of London on Sunday, June 11. The headline described the situation of British Prime Minister Teresa May. May called the June 8 election to bolster the

Transpartisan Review Blog #49

A Comment on Needleman’s American Soul Transpartisan Note #49 by A. Lawrence Chickering and James S. Turner Our country’s partisan divide impacts the way we do business, whether we work in commercial, nonprofit, academic, or government programs. The following short article, written with fellow public policy analyst A. Lawrence Chickering, explores one of the

Transpartisan Review Blog #47

President Trump on the Abraham Path Transpartisan Note #47 by A. Lawrence Chickering and James S. Turner The Abraham Path is a cultural route celebrating a journey made 4,000 years ago by Abraham, the common patriarch of the three Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. USA Today says, “President Trump has billed his [May 2017]

Transpartisan Review Blog #46

Search For Common Ground, Transpartisan In Action Transpartisan Note #46 by A. Lawrence Chickering and James S. Turner Daryl Davis, African-American R&B and blues musician, worked to improve race relations by personally engaging with leaders of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK). Known for his energetic style of Boogie-woogie piano, he bonded with Klansmen

Transpartisan Review Blog #45

Educate Girls Globally (EGG), founded by Lawry Chickering nearly twenty years ago, has enjoyed extraordinary success promoting positive social changes in the most “difficult” populations in rural India. The most important of these are cultural—from premodern, pre-individualist, role-driven values to more modern, individualist, conscious values.

Transpartisan Review Blog #43

March 6, 1857, Roger B. Taney, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, wrote the 7-2 Dred Scott opinion finding that “a negro, whose ancestors were imported into [the U.S.], and sold as slaves,” whether enslaved or free, could not be an American citizen.

On March 6, 2017, the 160th anniversary of that infamous decision—the worst in court history, historians say—Justice Taney’s descendant, Charles Taney of Greenwich, Connecticut, apologized to Dred Scott’s great-great-granddaughter under the gaze of a Roger Taney statue installed on the Maryland State House grounds in 1872.

Transpartisan Review Blog #42

Ownership As Key To Empowerment Revisiting the Transpartisan Matrix by A. Lawrence Chickering and James S. Turner The Four-Quadrant Transpartisan Matrix distinguishes the values of freedom (self-expression) and order (tradition for the right, justice for the left) that are important for both conservatives and progressives. We believe the “four-quadrant” format more completely represents

Transpartisan Review Blog #41

Critics left, right, and other, including us from time to time, find it easy to pillory and mock President Trump’s erratic, unpredictable, and apparently highly inconsistent style of leadership. They call him “child,” “clown,” and bumbling amateur. Then the President’s response to the horrendous pictures of gassed civilians leading to the American bombing of Syria reminds us that, as President, he wields enormous power that deserves, nay, requires, more than mockery.